Rules for the André Kahn Sleep Award
The laureate of the scientific contest organized during the Autumn meeting of the BASS will receive the "André Kahn Sleep Award". This award is a stipend that will allow participation in any international congress of personal preference and presentation of the laureate's original work during this conference. The laureate's personal expenses with respect to travelling by air or train, meeting registration and lodging for the duration of the congress may be covered by the prize.
The prize will be presented to the participant whose presentation received the highest quote by the jury. The topic must be related to clinical-medical, clinical-scientific or basic-scientific aspects of sleep. The laureate will be awarded 2000 €.
Candidates must be younger than 65 years. At least one of the co-authors of the presented paper must be a member of the BASS.
One candidate is entitled to only one presentation.
The abstracts, one A4 page, must be sent to the BASS secretary or to email@example.com , at least 2 weeks before the actual meeting. In case there are more than 10 abstracts, the jury may decide to make a preselection.
All abstracts and presentations must be in English. The presentation consists of a 10 minutes oral communication using slides or overhead sheets + 2 minutes discussion.
The candidates are judged with respect to originality of the topic, scientific relevance and quality of the presentation.
The jury consists of members of the BASS board plus delegates of Belgian universities not represented in the board or foreign invited speakers present during the scientific meeting. If a BASS board member is co-author of one of the abstracts presented, he or she will not judge this particular abstract.
The president of the BASS is chair of the jury.
The jury makes a decision immediately after the last presentation by secret vote. The result is communicated at the end of the scientific meeting.
The prize is given to the laureate by the president of the BASS.